Obama Returns To Personal Twitter Handle

The Hill reports:

Barack Obama on Friday afternoon tweeted once again from his personal Twitter, marking the official social media transition from president. He followed it with another tweet about the Obama Foundation, which he plans to launch in Chicago and run during his post-presidential life. Despite switching back to his personal twitter, Obama will still have a far reach online. His account boasts 80.9 million followers, four times President Donald Trump’s 20.8 million followers.

  • madknits

    Well, now that Drumpf is playing at being president, Mr Obama, as the old song used to say, “We’re on a road to nowhere.”

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      I think Highway to Hell is more apt.

      • Rambie

        Crazy Train

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          Yeah, that works also.

      • William

        Take a break and check into the Hotel California.

    • Niblet58

      REM’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” has been on autoplay in my head for a long time.

  • PickyPecker

    A good man. He’ll continue to do good things, just watch. Michelle and the kids will too. (sigh)

  • Michael R
    • Ernest Endevor

      Ooh! A Tiffany & Co box! How extremely classy! I’m guessing silver photo frame because original. I bet it’s engraved, ‘From our family to yours’. Or, ‘A smile costs nothing’. Or, ‘To Melania from Andrea Mitchell’. Because re-gifting – you know they do it.

      • Acronym Jim

        A silver frame from the White House collection of historical artifacts. They didn’t realize gifts were expected so they grabbed the first thing they saw (that wasn’t a pussy). The box is reused.

        • Ernest Endevor

          I always re-use tiffany boxes. There’s one in the bathroom I use to hold glycerine suppositories for those hard-to-go moments. There’s nothing classes-up constipation like a little blue box.

          • edrex

            “Tiffany: When you care enough to overshare.”

      • William

        “Oh, a Jello peeler, just what we needed!”

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      • AtticusP

        Michelle is a lot more trusting than I am: I would’ve held it to my ear to see if it was ticking.

        • BobSF_94117

          Did you notice at the helicopter goodbye, Trump tried to hug her? She kept her arms at her sides.

          • Jukesgrrl

            I hope she took the opportunity to hiss in his ear, “If you ever touch my daughters I’ll show you some carnage.”

          • BobSF_94117

            She looked uncomfortable, I think.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Something generic quote she copied from Hallmark card.

    • MB

      It is probably a couple of MAGA hats with a few .25 carat Diamelles, and fake-gold braid, made in Chiner. *

      Drumpf is the master of cheap and tacky.

      * (or a box of Trump frozen steaks he had laying around, one never knows)

      • Gustav2

        Picture frame sized box…oh dear.

        • MB

          Precisely.

    • BearEyes

      interesting following the eye-sight lines

    • TrollopeReader

      Michelle is thinking “oooh, the box says Tiffany’s — I wonder if the gift is from her QVC line of trinkets?”

    • perversatile
  • KQCA

    Thank you, Joe, for including this post with its links. I wouldn’t have known about the email sign-up otherwise.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Michael R

      Show us your tits .

      • Todd20036

        Actually, even lesbians on this site don’t want to see them

      • MB

        * sorry – Barack made me do it. You know what a twisted sense of humor he has.

      • TuuxKabin

        referencing Wanda Landowska?

    • Ernest Endevor

      I saw that. The glamor took my breath away.

    • HZ81

      She’ll get down to stopping online bullying right after she convinces her husband to stop bullying the world. So expect a tweet in 4 years.

    • Acronym Jim

      The number of followers isn’t scrubbed like the tweets are. If you previously followed Michelle and would prefer not to now receive notifications of Melania tweets that are uncredited quotes from various women throughout history, you will need to un-follow.

      • Ernest Endevor

        I subscribed yesterday just so I could be privy to Melania’s Musings.

    • HZ81

      Oops, spoke too soon. She’s busy already.

      Plugging her QVC line.

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/melania-trump-bio-qvc-plug

      • Treant

        You’re shitting my white ass!

        …Damn. You’re not shitting my white ass. Stay kkklassy, Melanoma.

  • HZ81

    I am disappointed with our last American President, Obama. I was hoping maybe he’d GITMO Bannon or shoot KellyAnne into space last night as a final act of POTUS FUCKU-ness, but no.

  • KQCA

    My life has been filled with a string of traumatic events the past 8 years. I trusted my vote and didn’t keep close tabs on the president’s personal life. These past few months I have followed every comment he has made, which now leaves me, a grown man, tearing up at every photo I see of this family.

    • DonnaLee

      The videos are what get me every time.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Well blow me, I finally found a reason to be on twitter!

    • TampaDink

      I guess this means that I finally found a reason to blow you. ;-p

      • Treant

        (tugs sleeve) Uh, Dink? We need a reason now?

        • TampaDink

          Good point. Nope….and (I) never have.

    • MΩebym

      I have a Twatter account. If you want to follow me, it’s @ followed by my username (with an O in place of the ohm).

    • KCMC

      [You will no longer receive notifications from @POTUS]
      #thanksTwitter

  • geoffalnutt

    Remember: Starting today everything coming from The White House is a lie.

  • Jerry

    Yeah…had to follow him on twitter today, while un-following @potus, and removing my email from the list at whitehouse.gov.

  • Gustav2

    Oh my, just went into our guest room to remove the Christmas card picture of the Obama’s we have in a frame. 🙁

  • Belthazar

    Nice to have friends who can put you up for the night :).

    The Obamas will be staying at a Palm Springs Estate owned by one of Obama‘s ambassadors. As TMZ reports, the Rancho Mirage home is owned by James Costos, outgoing US ambassador to Spain, and his husband Michael Smith, the White House decorator since 2008. It’s the Obama’s 4th visit to the palatial estate, which is spread out over eight acres and peers over the top of the development.

    • BobSF_94117

      I assume Costos is not “outgoing”, he’s “former”.

  • AtticusP

    Eight years.

    Not one scandal.

    Not one malfeasance.

    Our 44th POTUS’s only “crime”?: Governing while black.

    • Ross

      Yes, but that is a REALLY big crime.

      From a Deplorable viewpoint.

  • billbear1961

    The road ahead?

    We have a fascist IMPOSTOR in the White House with the nuclear codes in his spiteful hands!

    One is sick with FEAR, Mr. President!!

    • William

      Pay no attention to those noises coming from your spare bedroom. There are no Americans hiding in there. Go back to your comfy chair.

    • William

      Pay no attention to those noises coming from your spare bedroom. There are no Americans hiding in there. Go back to your comfy chair and relax.

      • billbear1961

        CJ and I will have to get in some extra groceries, Sweet William!

  • Michael R

    I can’t figure out how to share this video , but look up

    Here’s Rick Perry blowing a bubble with his gum behind President Trump as the rabbi spoke

    https://s28.postimg.org/yjng0nxfh/rick_perry_bubble.png

    • TampaDink

      KKKlassy.

    • Treant

      He looks like he’s spitting up and needs a nappy.

      Tramp looks awful. Good.

    • KCMC

      Jason Berlin
      ‏@JasonBerlin

      tweeted video

    • Robert Conner

      Texas. And that’s all we need to say about that.

  • MΩebym

    Wow, this picture of Obama boarding Marine One really hits home.

    Rest well, but please come back soon. We still need your leadership.

  • billbear1961

    The road ahead, Mr. President?

    https://youtu.be/LgifG1LINvg?t=3m32s

  • Tor

    I have high hopes he will be a great former President, along the lines of Jimmy Carter.

    • Treant

      I’ll be happy if he doesn’t take up hobbies like painting his dogs.

      • basedonfact

        I just had a flash vision of W chasing his terrified dog around the mansion with a roller in one hand and a brush in the other

        • Treant

          That was the first attempt…

    • kanehau

      I can see it now… Hotels For Humanity.

    • TrollopeReader

      and live at least as long and healthy!

    • Guess?

      Hasn’t he stated that his next project is to address gerrymandering?

      • Ernest Endevor

        SO has Holder. I’m hoping he’ll be more engaged and continue to be an important voice in the Democratic party.

  • Homo Erectus

    I have high hopes that Trump will be a great former President in about 6 weeks…

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      I have high hopes that Trump will grate as a former President in about 6 weeks…

      • Homo Erectus

        He grates even now.

  • Patrick

    Miss you already you son of a gun

  • Gerry Fisher

    Yay! O/T: I was at the gym today, and the inauguration was blaring in the background. (Ugh.) As I was lifting weights, at one point, I closed my eyes. In the darkness, I saw the prettiest strips of rainbow. I opened my eyes and closed them again for the next rep, and I saw the same thing. I am CHOOSING to believe that that was a sign from our Queer Fairy GodPerson who is still looking out after us, that we need to be brave and hang in there, and that it will all be OK eventually.

    Don’t try to change my mind. I’m going to have my Friday evening cocktail now. And I’ll look at kittens….or pics of shirtless bears. Or both.

  • Grumpy Old Man

    The worst gifts ever are gifts from someone who: reads Tarot, does Reiki, has a QVC line.

  • JCF

    Mr Former President/Still President in My Heart: can you take me w/ you on this vacation? For 4 years or so?

  • DumbHairyApe

    Not gonna lie, I hope he tweets at least as often as Trump did.

  • Robert Conner

    I’d tweet AMFYOYO (Adios, muthuh fuckuhs, you’re on you’re own.)

  • Max_1
  • JCF